| | Help with my thyroid test results_Not sure if i am suffering hypothyroidism
I just got my lab test results, along with the ranges specified in my lab report as normal ranges:
Total T3 : 0.96 ug/dl ( 0.7 - 2.04)
Total T4 : 7.7 ug/dl (4.5 - 12.6 )
TSH : 4.614 IU/mL ( 0.3 - 5.0 )
I am not sure, if the ranges specified are latest or outdated. Also, I am not sure if it indicates that I am affected by hypothyroidism.
My symptoms are:
My current major symptoms are :
1. Intolerance to cold (even normal breeze or fan) and to change in climate.
2. Persistent minor stomach pain. Really bad stomach pain after meals.
3. Irregular and painful bowel movements, specially after meals.
4. Frequent urgency to urinate and a burning sensation when urinating, with minor pain in pelvic region.
5. Hot flashes ( suddenly feeling very hot, inability to breathe well and sweating)
7.Lack of energy and feeling tired. Simple things like standing or walking for 10 minutes makes me very tired. Breathing problems at times.
8. Depression and moody behavior.
9. Intolerance to sounds/noises.
10. My joint pain is reduced, but my muscles overall body still feel pain and at times my joints feel a burning sensation.
11. Inability to sleep still continues. First 2 days, TAFIL helped me to sleep. However, now with TAFIL, I still have difficulty sleeping and wake more than 4-5 times in 6 hrs.
My rheumatologist diagonized me with beginning symptoms of arthritis, but the reports did not confirm arthritis. Hence I am currently on 2nd week (total of 1 month) treatment. However, since most of my symptoms persist and do not relate to arthritis, I started researching, to find what could be causing all these symptoms. The rheumatologist is also and endocrinologist, and gave me medications per symptom, rather than trying to find the root cause of all symptoms. Its so frustrating to not get diagonized or misdiagonised.
Please provide your input on my situation and help me understand if it actually is hypothroidism.
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by ahsup20; 07-05-2012 at 04:19 PM.